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Do you have concerned or overwhelmed students because of the news around coronavirus (COVID-19), if so it is understandable, especially if they are struggling with their mental health or have a physical illness. You and your students could be feeling worried about your health, or someone in your family, or what impact the virus will have on your life. Please click through the links below for for top tips, advice and information.
This poster was developed by a group of young people providing information about the current service offer to children and young people in Calderdale.
We encourage you to use the guides below to support the emotional health and wellbeing of children who are returning, or who are due to return to primary and secondary schools in Calderdale. These documents were developed by a group of education and EHWB professionals.
Kooth have produced tips and suggestions to support students going back to school, as well as advice to help you maintain your own mental wellbeing.
Young people have created 14 flash cards for students returning to education. The purpose of these cards are to help decrease stress levels surrounding any worries or queries that students might have. Please click here to view the cards.
The worry cards are also available below in a printable format. The idea is for them to be printed out, folded and stuck together so they create a flip card. There are 3 blank cards for students to create their own cards to express any personal worries towards returning to school.
Young people from Calderdale Young Commissioners, Tough Times Reference Group and SEND Reference Group have helped Healthy Futures Calderdale create Covid vaccination ‘worry cards’. This resource has been produced to help decrease stress levels and any worries or questions that young people might have. These top worries have been selected as the most frequent worries that young people said they are facing.
If you feel a student who is under 18 years is struggling with their mental health you can contact Open Minds (CAMHS) in Calderdale who provide specialist mental health support for children and young people. Phone: 01422 300 001.
An extensive multi-agency and multi-profession task & finish group (including young people from Stairways, parents/carers and education settings) from across Yorkshire & the Humber recognised the need to proactively combine their efforts and consider what the mental health needs of children and young people may be as a result of COVID-19 and how to respond to these needs. Education settings are the key audience for this framework
We know this is a worrying time for everyone. Helping children and young people cope with the information and changes to do with Coronavirus can be a huge challenge. From school closures and social distancing to increased awareness of infection and hygiene. There is a lot for children and families to process! This guide brings together trustworthy information and resources to support you and your family during these difficult times.
Young carers are a particularly vulnerable group during lockdown and many are disadvantaged by home learning due to family illness/disability and additional pressures at home. Some young people may also become carers as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown. Education staff can make a really big difference though. This document explains some simple ways you can help.
The current situation of isolating and social distancing is far from ideal for any of us. It’s clear that the next few months may be a struggle at times. At XenZone the creators of Kooth want to help spread your ideas and thoughts about keeping happy during these unprecedented times. Share your stories and tips through this page or read on how others are coping with the world-wide isolation.
Mentally Healthy Schools brings together quality-assured resources to help schools promote children’s mental health and wellbeing. To support school staff and parents during these uncertain times they are producing fortnightly, curated toolkits.
Mentally Healthy Schools was launched in 2018 by the Duchess of Cambridge as a legacy of the Heads Together campaign. The website was founded as a collaboration between the Anna Freud Centre, Place2Be and YoungMinds. From April 2020 the site will be owned and run by The Anna Freud Centre.
A guide to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of pupils and students during periods of disruption
Across all of the National Autistic Society schools, we are following closely the advice and guidance issued by Public Health England and The Department of Education in regards to the risk posed by Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new type of illness. There are now a number of people in the UK who have got it and it is spread easily. Because of this, Mencap has created some easy read information about Coronavirus for you to use.
This Easy Read document is based on the ‘Advice on coronavirus for places of education’ from Public Health England.